UFC 168: A Stunning Ending on Weidman Vs Silva 2

I will not think that is what Anderson Silva believed when he claimed the rematch would be unique.

In a horrifying change of gatherings, the former lengthy-time champion and now-challenger Silva splits his shin in half just after the defending titlist Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick in the early goings of round 2.

The strike landed squarely on Weidman’s kneecap as Silva’s leg dangles beneath him pretty much instantaneously even though stumbling backwards. It was all over just like that, probably not just tonight’s combat, but most most likely the Spider’s profession as effectively.

As a outcome, Weidman retains the belt with an formal TKO choice, 1:16 into the next round.

The gruesome personal injury was very reminiscent of what transpired to a lesser profile fight involving Corey Hill and Dale Hartt years in the past the place the latter defended a reduced kick by the previous, and then growth!, the shin separates from the complete leg.

“That was the No. 1 just one thing I acquired strike with in the first battle,” Weidman said after he was asked by Joe Rogan about what his preparations had been versus Silva’s vaunted leg kicks. “I worked a lot towards fellas with good leg kicks.

“I did get the job done on checking kicks. I figured if I (caught) him on my knee, it could actually damage him. Outrageous how this transpired.”

Weidman disclosed that hanging coach Ray Longo extensively well prepared the Very long Island native how to defend versus the Brazilian’s leg strikes and has individually named the system “The Destruction”. But he vowed that the intention was in no way to injure Silva.

“You can find no actual exhilaration in a battle ending like that, due to the fact you hardly ever want to see any person get hurt like that,” claimed a sympathetic Weidman immediately after the prosperous title protection.

Weidman, 29, basically managed the very first spherical, scoring a takedown early and later
knocked down the former winner with a short ideal hook to the area all around the ear in the clinch. “The All-American” seemed to end the combat by landing punches on the floor but Silva recovered nicely soon after visibly obtaining whacked.

The Sau Paolo indigenous, nevertheless, failed to protect substantially of Weidman’s strikes as he had problem managing the potent wrestler’s elbows and postures from the prime.

Contrary to what most observers say about Silva’s decline, his extremely individual opponent Saturday night discovered that the 38-yr-previous looked really superior and was relocating really perfectly within the cage.

“He’s never ever shown signals of slowing down, so I could not manage to believe that for the reason that he’s receiving older this would be the battle where by it would commence demonstrating,” Weidman explained through Yahoo.com. “I envisioned the ideal Anderson Silva and I really imagined he looked excellent tonight. Physically, I believed he looked the greatest I have at any time viewed him.”

No one will ever know what could materialize if Silva had not shattered his limb like that, and with almost a entire 4 rounds forward, the Spider’s encounter and Octagon smarts would almost certainly do him perfectly from a relative newcomer like Weidman.

But issues transpire nonetheless regrettable it was and it appeared like battle supporters may possibly have seen the past of the fighter regarded as the finest of all time.

UFC President Dana White won’t want to speculate at the instant but he’s leaning in the direction of the safer wager– and that is, Silva’s subsequent retirement.

“This would be a tricky thing to get over and appear back from at his age,” explained White in an post by MMA Weekly. “He’s a single of the greatest of all time if not the most effective ever. It’s a (expletive) way to see him go out, but it truly is part of the game.”

The UFC has now misplaced two of its brightest stars in a span of a lot less than a thirty day period.

Roughly two months back, Georges St. Pierre introduced he will get an indefinite go away and as a result vacated the Welterweight belt which he held for over five several years. GSP will not want to rule out a return but his absence is nevertheless crippling for the promotion now that Silva is likely to be completed as properly.

“Rowdy” submits “Cupcake”

A person fighter the UFC will likely lean on likely forward is UFC Women’s Bantamweight winner Ronda Rousey.

Rousey went outside the house the first round for just the 1st time in eight fights but the final result was nowhere various than the initial seven. The defending winner submitted Miesha Tate :58 in round 3 in a show of resilience and skill by both equally fighters.

Only “Rowdy” undeniably has significantly more to clearly show specially in the grappling department and that proved to be the large big difference in the match.

A previous Olympic bronze medalist in judo, the California indigenous was plainly a entire ‘nother level in comparison to Tate’s submission wrestling base, consistently throwing Tate all over like a rag doll applying judo throws.

Rousey’s armbar gained her an more $150,000 for Submission of the Night time honors.

Tate,on the other hand, made a great account of herself irrespective of the loss showing heart and resolve in addition to dominating most of the standup exchanges.

Right after the tap, she conveniently offered to shake Rousey’s hand but the winner just looked at the challenger, turned close to, and walked away. The deficiency of class demonstrated by Rousey drew a loud refrain of boos from the crowd but she just shook it off and go on.

“Boos encourage me extra than cheers”, stated Rousey nonchalantly. “I have been booed all around 30 nations in judo competitiveness.”

While that act will not possible win her any new followers but it undoubtedly will offer the a great deal-required intrigue in her potential fights, most almost certainly from 2004 freestyle wrestling Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann in UFC 170 in February of future 12 months.

Travis Browne dedicates acquire to blue collar employees like himself

Travis Browne’s middle name is Kuualiialoha and I’m guessing it has a optimistic that means in Hawaiian due to the fact of the presence of the phrase “aloha” in there. But Browne was every little thing but great to his UFC 168 opponent Josh Barnett ending the California indigenous by way of to start with spherical KO.

“Ear, ear, ear… all day extensive” claimed Browne in the put up battle job interview.

The Hawaiian proved to be much too tough of a puzzle for the Warmaster early on, attacking with a range of strikes like a pretty helpful still left jab.

Barnett required to close the length but when he did, Browne sent a knee to the face that rendered the former scrambling for a takedown. Browne defended perfectly and place himself in a situation where he limited Barnett’s entire body motion and shipped the crushing elbows to the previous UFC Heavyweight champion’s temple.

Very good night time.

Browne came out of the fracas $75,000 richer by means of the Knockout of the Night honors.

“This fight is not for you abundant young children seeing ringside. This fight is for the my blue collar men out there like myself,” declared Brown.

And for his parting shot?

“Seems like me and Fabricio Werdum have a date. I’m completely ready.”

Nicole Thomas

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